Telephones

It appears the power issues may have knocked out part of our phone system. Most of the phones are working, and the engineers are here fixing it. However, please be patient if it takes a little longer to get through than usual.

Feeling desperate? Worried you may harm yourself?

We all need to feel safe – and to have a plan for when we do not. Safety planning is essential in all areas of life – and especially for people who feel in desperation, and who may self-harm or attempt to take their lives. New free resource for everyone www.stayingsafe.net Please feel free to … Continued

Merry Christmas

All the Doctors and Staff at the Medical Centre wish you all a happy and healthy Christmas and 2019. We are closed on the bank holidays, and of course it will be busy for the next few weeks, so we appreciate your patience and understanding. Thank you to all those patients who have brought us … Continued

Dr Murray is leaving us on 31 December

In 2016 Dr Murray took on a leadership role in the NHS in Somerset. Initially she represented Bridgwater at the Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group but since then her role has developed as her skills and experience have been very valuable. She has now been asked to extend her role even further, including leading on many … Continued

Improving Your Care

Until now, if you require hospital care, the doctors and nurses (clinicians) have not had access to the healthcare information on your GP’s computer system. This may affect the treatment that you receive, as the clinicians treating you will not know any of your medical history such as what medication you are on, or details … Continued

Eating enough calcium?

If your GP has asked you to look at your calcium, here is a handy calculator. https://www.cgem.ed.ac.uk/research/rheumatological/calcium-calculator/

Help this winter for older people – booklets and information on financial help available

There are some great booklets out there to help people keep warm and well over the winter months. The link below is to Winter Wise from Independent Age: https://www.independentage.org/information/advice-guides-factsheets-leaflets/winter-wise   ​Help may be available from the Centre for Sustainable Energy for those struggling to pay their energy bills or living in a cold damp home … Continued

Norovirus – stop it spreading!!!

Norovirus, sometimes known as the ‘winter vomiting bug’, is the most common stomach bug in the UK, affecting people of all ages. It is highly contagious and is transmitted by contact with contaminated surfaces, an infected person, or consumption of contaminated food or water. The symptoms of norovirus are very distinctive – people often report … Continued

When will I feel better?

  Symptoms can last longer than you think:   Ear infection: at least 4 days   Sore throat: 1 week   Cold: 1½ weeks   Flu: 2 weeks   Nasal congestion: 2½ weeks   Cough: up to 3 weeks     Remember antibiotics DO NOT help common winter ailments.   Visit www.treatyourselfbetter.co.uk for more information, … Continued